The President of France, H.E. Francois Hollande, today praised the efforts of campaigners and faith leaders who personally delivered to him a collection of petitions containing over 1.8 million signatures calling for climate justice.
Deal with it! People, Rights, Justice is the title of the Side Event to be presented at the Paris Climate Change Event on Monday, 7 December. Presenters include Caritas International, Friends of the Earth International and the German Catholic Bishops Development Agency. Pope Francis’ encylical Laudato Si is a foundational document for this session.
Heads of state discussing carbon emission limits must create a global and “transformative” agreement built on justice, solidarity and fairness, a papal representative told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
Dear Esteemed Colleague:
As the former President of Religions for Peace (RfP) South Africa, I am pleased to join my good friend and our Secretary General, Dr. William Vendley, to announce today the launching of the Religions for Peace Faiths for Earth campaign in 195 countries.
The Religions for Peace International Executive Committee has issued an important statement—Shared Well-Being: Multi-Religious Values for Sustainable Development. This statement is timely, as the governments of the world have just commited themselves to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address every person on earth.
Support for Faiths for Earth continues to rise as we journey together – on this our common home – on the Road to Paris. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences/Social Sciences, and Religions for Peace has produced a short educational video on Laudato Si‘, the encyclical of Pope Francis.
Faiths for Earth is a common initiative among the World’s Religions, led by Religions for Peace to unite in a supreme effort to Protect the Earth We Have. Religions for Peace (RfP) is mounting a global multi-religious campaign-Faiths for Earth-on the urgent need for all of us to address climate change.
Climate Change is an issue that affects us all and the Multifaith Association of South Australia recognises the need for people of all faiths to join together and take action; we also recognise that all faiths have a deep spiritual connection with the earth and environment we live in. Accordingly we are sending an open leader to spiritual leaders to call for action on climate change.
Faiths for Earth is a common initiative among the World’s Religions, led by Religions for Peace to unite in a supreme effort to Protect the Earth We Have. Please read on to view the video prepared by Religions for Peace International Secretary, Rev. William Vendley.
> Three International Vice Presidents of Religions for Peace, Rabbi David Rosen, Cardinal John Onaiyekan and Professor Dr. Din Syamsuddin have given an opinion editorial on the Pope’s Letter (Encyclical) to the World on Climate Change. This work emphsises the common grounds for faiths to work together on Climate Change.
The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue in collaboration with the Australian Earth Laws Alliance will be hosting an information session, which features presentations about ecocentrism and ecospirituality from Earth Jurispurdence perspectives, in addition to perspectives from many faith traditions. This event also features open space and small group discussions. This event will take place on Tuesday, 23 June at Griffith University.
Today, the converging scientific consensus makes clear that the collective impact of human life is profoundly altering the earth’s ecosystem and, in turn, imperiling the intricate web of life supported by it. We are bearing witness to climate change in extreme and erratic weather events, the melting of polar ice caps and rising sea levels. Religions for Peace General Secretary William F Vendley gives account of initiatives by RfP Worldwide in meeting the Challenge of Climate Change.